Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Calling all dog lovers

We always watch "Sunday Morning" on CBS and a couple of weeks ago it was about dogs. One of the features was about a Border Collie that has a vocabulary of over 1000 words. Most of them are names of his stuffed toys. But if you tell him to get a certain toy he can pick it out of a huge pile of toys.
Here is a video about him http://youtu.be/_6479QAJuz8
There was also a feature with the author, Dean Koontz. He wrote a book about his Golden Retriever, Trixie, called "a big little life, A memoir of a Joyful Dog. It also explains his connection to Canine Companions for Independence. I don't get to read as often as I would like but I reserved this book at the local library. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I would recommend it to anyone that has or had a dog. Be prepared with tissues though!
Apparently, Trixie the dog has also written some books and they are next on my list.

1 comment:

Bearly Sane said...

Thanks for the info Nancy...that will make the perfect gift for hubby. We both love dogs but he's the avid reader.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane / Ess D'Ess Bears